What famous films have made Rome spots famous?

There are countless films throughout history that have capitalised on the beauty of their film sites. Using a location as a living movie set to create theatrical moments and realistic story lines. Rome is one of the most well-known tourists’ spots in the entire world, being both famous for its history and culture, as well as its link with famous films. Bursting with charming cobbled streets, picturesque buildings, and beautiful vines decorating the buildings, Rome is a perfect setting for a charming and romantic movie. Here are just some of the most well-known films that have put Rome and its attractions on the map.

Roman Holiday

The Roman holiday is undoubtedly one of the most iconic films set in Rome. The film surrounds two people, the famous Audrey Hepburn playing a beautiful princess who meets the charming journalist played by Gregory Peck. Hepburn escapes from her royal duties and the two begins a wonderful tour of the city. With famous attractions such as the Spanish Steps and the Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità) appearing in iconic scenes.

La Dolce Vita

This film was famous for showing both Rome’s beauty and dark side during the 60s. Its iconic scene of Anita Ekberg strutting through the Trevi Fountain in a fall length ballgown is one of the most memorable roman scenes in history. With even a few fans trying to recreate the scene in real life, before enduring incredibly large fines by Italy.

The Talented Mr Ripley

This film is bursting with incredible European spots, set in the 1950s. Following Matt Damon and his talent for impersonation as he travels Italy while his lies slowly propel him further and further down the rabbit hole. During the movie, Damon is seen throughout the country at stunning places such as Venice, Naples and Rome. With iconic scenes set along the Bay of Naples, or along the

Eat, Pray, Love

Although this is a more recent movie, it instantly became a classic. Following Julia Roberts as she ventures throughout the world discovering herself along the way. She spends a significant amount of time in Rome, with shots at the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo de fiori, Trastevere alleys, Villa Borghese and Via Condotti.

To Rome With Love

This film was a love letter to Rome from Woody Allen. While the main attractions in Rome are shown throughout, other smaller scenes depicting the city’s cobblestone alleyways covered in bright colours and lush vines depict the simple charm and beauty this city is famous for. Depicting the romantic vision of the Rome to viewers.

So, park in front of the telly for the night and watch these iconic movies! Letting you see the history and beauty of these attractions before you see them first hand.

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